[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Tuesday, July 01, 2008 5:34:27 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love Led Zep, but they are rock, not metal. How the heck can a band with a ton of folk songs be considered metal? I think you're listening to Stairway To Heaven and a Whole Lotta Love too much, my friend. Perhaps you should listen through their whole catalogue? Travelling Riverside Blues? Very metal indeed. How about Friends? Bron-Yr-Aur? Or maybe I'm Gonna Crawl? Better yet, there's Carouselambra? There's a reallllllllll metal song for ya.
Deep Purple also isn't metal. If so, you might as well lump Kiss and Aerosmith in there too. All 3 rock acts are really damn close, but not quite there. Early Sabbath is definitely metal. That being said, DP only had two cds that could be considered metal - Machine Head and Perfect Strangers. I bet if you asked Ian Gillen if he thought the Purple were metal, he'd probably order you and him a good stiff drink and tell you they're a rock band. Kiss is arguably the closest out of Purple, Aerosmith and Kiss. Their sound is very crunchy and agressive. Aerosmith is the least metal of the 3 easily. I won't even go into why, since it should be evident from listening to their music. Rush isn't metal either for that matter. Great progressive rock band, but if you want a prog artist that sounds metal, look to King Diamond/Mercyful Fate and Dream Theater. I can keep going on, and write a book about the difference...but I don't want to bore the shit out of everyone either. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by metalmaz from Tuesday, July 01, 2008 5:07:39 AM)
The trouble is the the definition of what type of music Rock N Roll is has changed,
In the 50's the like of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis were regarded as rock and roll. Then the Beatles (who were more pop orientatated in the early days). The Stones/Kinks/Animals were more rock/blues orientated.
For me the likes of rock began with Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush. Punk then took over for a short period. Then what is regarded as metal began with the likes of Priest and Maiden.
But with regards to the Rock and Rol Hall Of Fame, it embraces all types of music.
Perhaps a separate rock/metal hall of fame should be set up.